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- Rubber sole
- 2.8 mm thick premium full grain leather uppers utilizing a one piece vamp with no seams down the tongue for better abrasion resistance and waterproofing
- 7mm nylon midsoles provide extra support in rugged terrain with heavy loads
- Reinforced rubber sole guard for extra abrasion resistance
- Wind-tex waterproof breathable flexible membrane
- Lightweight K-talon outsoles provide excellent traction
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A serious boot for rugged terrain, the new 10 inch Mountain Extreme NI is made with a one piece vamp of 2.8 mm top grain leather on top of stiff nylon midsoles with high traction K-Talon outsoles. Waterproof, breathable Windtex membrane keeps you dry and because they are non-insulated you will stay comfortable in warmer temperatures. Sure to become your favorite boot due to its awesome support, what will really surprise you is just how lightweight and comfortable they are. 3.9 lbs per pair. Made in Italy.
Get in gear with the Mountain Extreme hunting boot from Kenetrek. This sturdy leather boot has deep lugs for excellent traction over harsh and rocky terrain, and its reinforced toe guard offers full protection to meet the needs of your outdoorsy lifestyle.See all Product description
- Package Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B002OEBR4S
- Item model number: Mountain Extreme NI
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 12, 2009
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top Customer Reviews
I was very apprehensive to purchase a boot like the Kenetrek due to the price range. However, I tried on a pair and was thrilled at how comfortable, supportive, and well-made they are.
Kenetreks are the real deal when it comes to a solid boot - heres why...
Once I put them on, laced them up, I noticed the tongue did not cram up or bunch up under the lacing. The tongue just folded up neatly all the way up along my ankle and shins. I never felt any of the eyelets digging into my skin or shins. During the lacing up, I noticed that I did not have to mess with putting the tongue in place, folding it, or aligning it up as I laced the boot.
The arch support, at first, seems just a tad high. The support around the sides of feet were snug. My foot basically felt as if it was glued to the sole and would not at all slide around, such as my other lower-quality boots that I returned. I still have wiggle room for my toes. I am wearing a light wool sock and at first, they are a little too snug, but immediately as I start walking around in them it's like the boot loosens up just perfect to where my feet are perfect. I noticed now, that the arch support is just fine. Its probably because my other boots arch supports are worn out. I noticed with these Kenetreks, each time at first when I put them on that I noticed the arch, but then after 10 minutes, either the arch support forms to my arch or my feet get use to it.
I used the regular shoe size measuring device, and one foot is a 8.5 and the other is 9. And of course you are suppose to go with the bigger size foot. But even when I tried on both sizes, I felt I could wear either size. That I couldn't believe, because all the other shoes and boots that I've tried on in the past, there was a noticeable difference between the 8.5 and 9. With the Kenetreks, it was hardly noticeable. I opted to go with the larger size 9, that way if I could wear a thicker wool sock and allow for that extra wiggle room for my toes. I believe these boots a true to size.
I've worn these on several training hikes in preparation for my hunt. I've gone on 2.5 mile hikes each time to start breaking them in. I noticed the soles have great traction. The soles grip the gravel, sandy, rocky, dirty, muddy, grassy, etc.. terrain very well. The support in these shoes are awesome. When I walked through a Sam's Club on the concrete surface, they felt a tad hard and I felt that it was much better to be worn on dirt/rocks. Seemed like these boots are definitely for the outdoors.
Now the awesome part. I've come to notice the following as I have been putting on and taking these boots off several times now. When taking these boots off, talk about easy. You just unlace all the speed laces down to the eyelets, and then with a gentle nudge at the heel, these boots just slip off with no work at all. None of this having to kick hard, or pull hard, to yank your boots off, or having to unlace even more to loosen the boot laces down to its toes just to fight to get the boots off!! And now to put them on.... easy! I can have the boot standing on its own, without me holding the boot up, no hands, just slip my foot in and step down into the boot, and my foot goes right in! I dont have to do the pulling the sides of the boot up or fight and shove my foot down into the boot to get these on. Lace them up, and I'm ready.
So my first impression of these are that they are a solid, boot and are the real deal for a hunting/mountaineering boot. I've got two hunts, deer and elk, coming up. I hope these last for a reasonably long time based on normal wear and tear. The construction of the boot seems of high quality. We'll see how these do in the next couple of years.
I work for the forest service and I hike up and down and across mountains everyday. These gave me NO blisters when I switched to them. These boots tighten extremely well so my feet don't move around in the boot. It would be a challenge to roll an ankle in these things.
10 inches high and waterproof mean my feet stay dry as the f***ing Sierra desert walking through streams all day. These boots are tough! Seemingly no amount of sticks and rocks can damage them. Not to mention you can resole them when needed. My boss told me a pair will last him 2 years working fire. To the layman this sounds rather unimpressive. However, working fire is the absolute hardest thing for a boot. Not to mention this guy spends the other half of his life hunting. When they do wear out, he buys another pair, because no other boot provides this level of comfort and durability.
All that is well and good but Kenetreks customer service is what sealed the deal. Kenetrek offers pro deals to the forest service for 25% off. You should contact them and see if you can get a pro deal for whatever job you have. On top of that the FS reimbursed up to $300 for work boots. I paid $50 out of pocket for the best boots in the world and they arrived THE DAY AFTER I ordered them. My co-worker also got his the day after he ordered them.
Easily the best purchase i'v ever made. I will buy another pair when/if I wear these out. Best boot on the market hands down. Treat yourself, they are freaking